Vehicle Equipment: Lights

ORS 816.330
Operation without required lighting equipment

  • penalty


(1)

A person commits the offense of operation without required lighting equipment if the person does any of the following:

(a)

Drives or moves on any highway any vehicle that is not equipped with lighting equipment that is required for the vehicle under ORS 816.320 (Lighting equipment required for motor vehicles).

(b)

Owns a vehicle or combination of vehicles and causes or knowingly permits the vehicle or combination of vehicles to be driven or moved on any highway when the vehicle or combination is not equipped with lighting equipment that is required for the vehicle under ORS 816.320 (Lighting equipment required for motor vehicles).

(2)

The application of this section is subject to the exemptions from this section established under ORS 816.340 (Exemptions from required equipment).

(3)

The offense described in this section, operation without required lighting equipment, is a Class C traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §460; 1985 c.393 §14]
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Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

Statutory requirements for lighting of motor vehicles apply to a tractor when operated on a highway, even when the tractor is crossing the highway at right angles to the flow of traffic. Beglau v. Albertus, 272 Or 170, 536 P2d 1251 (1975)


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Jun. 26, 2021